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  1. Kay N
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    I am one of the people that showed up because of Facebook. I love, love, love your blog – you are hilarious and I can so relate to the Craig’s List mirror post. I drag my poor husband all over the place to look for treasures. He know there is no sense in protesting but he does it anyway. It’s all part of the “dance”. Congratulations on all your hard work!!!

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  2. Susan Wener
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    Victoria, I happened to just stumble over your blog with the “Craig’s List” post.
    … I don’t know how exactly, but I am glad I did.

    I follow over 200 blogs (weird, I know) but I went back and read every one of your posts.

    All funny. All informative 🙂

    When I returned yesterday and saw you had OVER 400 comments to that single post, I said to myself, “This girl has arrived!”

    Have fun. We’ll all be watching.

    Susan

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  3. Colleen
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    I, like all the other thousands of people, found your website via facebook. I instantly fell in love. It’s nice to know there are more of us crazy glitter Victorian loving people out there. When I first moved to Philly it was like a wonderland of decrepit dollhouses just begging for love(or large scale reconstructive decorating). I do not yet own a home, so getting to live vicariously through your magical insanity is a dream come true. If you saw data about someone who spent hours online looking at tons of your old posts, that was me. Keep digging through craigslist and finding the gems for those of us that can’t(or are trying to severely reduce their collecting of collections.) Many many thanks.

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  4. Eadie
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    Yay Victoria! I am happy to have been a slightly “early adopter” of your genius. Just last month I told my husband out loud that I was certain that the VEB blogger that I enjoyed so much is on the cusp of blowing up. I was sure of it, and I had to tell him for the record. So he would be aware of my powers to recognize and foresee greatness. I BELIEVED. I KNEW. I WISHED and hoped and prayed, because if your blog did blow up? This would mean I would get to keep reading, and laughing, and sharing and feeling a little less alone in my own, slightly less fantastic delusions. 🙂 And the sweet part? (ok, all of it’s pretty rad) The sweet part is I received the opportunity to tell my husband yet again ” I WAS RIGHT ! “. And am so glad I was!!

    I am truly so happy for you Victoria!! Thank you for believing in YOURSELF and YOUR PEOPLE.
    Looking forward to your adventures. Thank you!!

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  5. Lynette
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    I’m so happy to have looked out my window and found you on my lawn! (In the MOST beautiful, eye-catching leotard!) You have totally grabbed my attention, as well as my heart. I don’t even feel guilty about the HOURS I’ve spent consuming your blog 🙂 I eagerly await your every word!

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  6. Jeri Church
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    Hi from NC. I am one of the apparent millions of people who read your Craig’s list post last week. I immediately fell in love with you. You are SO much like me. The story reminded me of the time I made my husband, two sons, mother and father drive an hour out of town because someone was “giving” me a hot tub. Well, it took a full day of work to get the hot tub out of her deck, carried a mile to our truck and then (yes I agreed to this) for them to fix her deck back before we left. We got the hot tub home, sat it on our back deck where it proudly became the home to at least one black snake. After five years, we “gave” it away too. It was too far gone to be worth fixing it. But….it was FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

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  7. Jen Curtis
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:53 am

    What I love about you and your blog…your passion, your enthusiasm and your humor. So much of what we read about is sad or worse…this is worth taking time to read, to laugh, to just enjoy…thank you. And, the best part, you make my garage sale buying look pale by comparison and for that I double thank you…keep it up…love it!

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  8. Monica W
    July 2, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    I would totally lock you in the basement – but mainly because I can’t do a thing with it.

    Only now am I realizing that COVER IT WITH MIRRORS makes the best sense ever.

    Hoping my Husband understands when I mirror panel the interior of the garage so it looks like we are driving into ourselves.

    But he probably won’t. At least I’ll have you – because of the whole locked in the basement scenario.

    I know you’ll understand.

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  9. Cathy
    July 2, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

    Thanks for making me laugh! I know I’m not the only one who can relate to the addiction of “liked”. “Viral” is not always a bad thing! Can’t wait for your next post! 🙂

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  10. khorse
    July 2, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    O.K., take a breath Ms. swelled head, beloved super blogger.
    Don’t get cocky. This can all disappear in the blink of a jaded eye!
    And p.s.,
    it is humility that is soooooooo attractive in the observations of a quirky, justlikeus, huntress. We are not drooling sheep that blindly follow your tantalizing tidbits of smoky mirrors…we have taste, we have discernment, we are have a slimy gluten-free noodle at the ready to whip you back into line into producing fodder for our addictive cyber reading!
    U work for US now …(evil, maniacal laugh)

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    • Christine
      July 2, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

      That would be a 1890s smoky mirror that “looks like a castle”. I’m happy for her – hopefully we can all have opportunities to do the Happy Dance from time to time!! Gotta appreciate it while it lasts.

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  11. Jennifer
    July 2, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    A family member shared your mirror story on Facebook and I read it because of the title. I too am a Craigslist addict. The title sucked me in immediately. I enjoyed every.single.part. of your story. I saw myself and my husband in your story. The only difference….add three kids in the car under the age of 5 and instead of a mirror, make it a church pew or a bench. I loved your story so much that I read it at least 4 times, sent it to a dear friend and made my husband read it. I immediately subscribed to your email posts. I am now a huge fan and as soon as I post this comment I will be following you on Facebook as well. Thank you for your wonderful stories!

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  12. Noodle
    July 2, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

    Now that you’re a cewebrity, there’s a good chance that if you meet someone famous, they very well may have heard of you.

    And if they haven’t, just act like they should have and are so uncool for not. You should probably surround yourself with minions who mock and shame the unenlightened, just to drive the point home.

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  13. Laura R
    July 2, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    I’m a lurker by nature; I open up after a couple months or couple bottles of good wine 😉 I was intro’d to you last week and spent an entire Sunday morning with you and (your blog) and had a blast. Very well done m’dear. I look forward to a long and lasting relationship.
    PS. Tell Paul if blogging doesn’t bring in the cash – renting him out would 😉

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  14. Jo Ruth
    July 2, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

    Your stories make me so happy. I can’t begin to describe how much I love reading about your collections and sharing the restoration of your beautiful home. I love the childlike glee of a mirror find, or something shiny. 🙂 With a kingdom on top. Irresistible!

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  15. Christine
    July 2, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    I was afraid you were going to write about quitting the blog or taking a long break, because
    A) I love your stories and hilarity!
    B) I don’t write a blog, and won’t. Ever.
    C) I don’t read other blogs because they get boring eventually. I can only read about organizing in tiny containers, home renovations, or shabby chic utensil windchimes for a limited amount of time before I decide – “No Thank You.”.
    D) I can relate to a craigslist or ReStore find forever.
    Please stay happy and maybe find a way to make a little dough if you want!

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  16. Sue
    July 2, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    I found you early, shiny and bright buried in the snow. Now you are on your way to stardom. Hooray!

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  17. Rena
    July 2, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    You know, when you build it “They will Come”! I belong to several closed garden and craft groups, and this has been shared with all of them. I always tell them when I post fun, unique things, to please show support by liking or subscribing, I hope they do. You have the gift, and I for one am glad you shared it! So as I say every Friday “Get Your Dance On”! Oh and my Motto is “Presentation is Everything”! And you are presenting a wonderful, humorous blog, so just keep having Fun!

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  18. Shanna
    July 2, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

    You’re a fantastic writer and a fabulous personality. Congratulations!

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  19. Shabby chic addiction
    July 2, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    The unicorn brought me over from Facebook and I stayed as a subscriber. You see, I have the same Suoerman cape and the same facial bruises that you have… I get it.

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  20. Jenny
    July 2, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

    I have to credit Glennon from Momastery for sharing your link on her facebook page. That is how I found you. I read the post about finding the mirror on Craigslist and I may have snorted out loud while laughing & reading……and then signed up to be a “follower” of the blog. I really enjoy your writing and wit!

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